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How to Remove Mold on Drywall

If you notice mold on a drywall surface in your home, try not to panic. The truth is that mold can happen anywhere and in any home. All it needs to grow is a source of moisture and an organic food source, and drywall can be an all-you-can-eat buffet. Read these steps on how to safely remove mold from your drywall.

Brush Advice to Know Before Painting a Room

These three hints can help you prolong your brush’s life and save some wear and tear

How To Fix a Hole in Lath and Plaster Walls

Here are two ways approach your lath and plaster repair whether you have a damaged wall or if you need to patch a hole.

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How to Replace a Wall Tile

In this how-to video, This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante replaces cracked ceramic tile

Mason explaining to homeowner how to use mortar as a brick hole filler.
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How to Fill a Hole in a Brick Wall

We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.

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How to Patch Small Holes in Walls

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner to patch small holes in her wall.

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How to Patch a Drywall Hole

General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to patch holes in drywall, covering holes of all shapes and sizes.

How to Clean Painted Walls

Scuffs, marks, and stains on your walls can make even the cleanest room look shabby. The good news is that you don’t have to go out and buy a special cleaner or any tools for this job. Here’s how to clean painted walls easily.

6 Common Paint Problems & How to Fix Them

Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.

How to Fix a Hole in the Wall

Easily repair a hole in the wall of any size with these step-by-step instructions.

Fixing Cracks In Concrete Walls

A simple, permanent repair for a leaking crack in a basement wall.

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How to Treat Stains on Plaster and Drywall

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the best way to get rid of water stains on ceilings and walls.

How to Repair Plaster

Make damage to lath and plaster walls disappear for good using the right techniques and materials

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How to Repair Peeling Paint

In this video, painting contractor Jim Clark solves persistent peeling-paint problems

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How to Patch Drywall

In this how-to video, learn to patch holes with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

Patching Plaster

Jim Marshall makes plaster beautiful.

Covering Up Wall Cracks

A disappearing act for hairline cracks over doors and windows

Mending Miter Joints

Coax your baseboard's outside corners back into place with this simple trick

Wallpaper Repairs Made Easy

We teach you the three most common wall-paper repairs: loose seams, punctures and trapped air bubbles.